Lauren Gaffney Cohen
Lauren has lived and worked in Vermont for most of her life. After graduating from Western New England University, she lived in Massachusetts -- only to realize just how much she loves Vermont!
"Time away from the Green Mountain State allowed me to have a tremendous appreciation for home and everything it has to offer, most of all...the wonderful people," says Lauren.
She worked for the Essex Recreation Department when she began working in real estate part-time, discovering quickly where her true passion lies. She joined The Gardner Group in 2013 and has helped rewrite some of the company contracts to strengthen the rights of the team's clients.
Today, she and her husband Matt live with their daughter, son, and rescue pup in Chittenden County.
She serves on several boards and organizations, including serving as the Chair of the Community Service Committee-NVRA, Member Engagement Committee - VAR, Conservation and Trails Committee for the Town of Essex, church, Camp TKT events, and fundraising. Lauren also received The Dody Fraher-Ruland Good Neighbor Award in 2023 from the NVRA Realtor of Distinction for all of her hardwork in our community.
When time allows, Lauren enjoys being outside biking, kayaking, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and adventuring with her family.
"I believe in working hard for my clients and showing them all of their options, allowing them to make their own decision with my professional knowledge and then supporting them to the end. Sometimes that can mean advising them to not sell or buy a home because it may not be the best financial move at the time."
• "Working with Lauren and her team was a dream. We were working through the difficulties of purchasing a home from afar, and Lauren ensured we received prompt and friendly attention for every step of the process, she truly didn’t miss a beat. It made us feel as if we were present for the process despite not being there. I’ve been through many home buying/real estate transactions. My experience with Lauren is what I’d call the gold standard of customer care. She is extremely knowledgeable of her area, well versed in the details of her market, well connected to partners in the community, and always prompt to respond. I have, without hesitation, recommended her to several friends and she has provided the same outstanding experience to them as well."
• "Lauren was terrific! I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She was very knowledgeable and supportive as well. We appreciate all of her help in getting our home sold. Great work!"
• “My husband and I just had a very positive experience with selling our home and downsizing to a condominium in a nearby community. The thought of leaving our house, although it had outgrown our needs, with our children having moved onto their own lives, was an emotionally difficult decision. As well, we had been removed from the real estate market for close to 20 years. The thought of moving – listing our home, deciding on a reasonable asking price, having open houses, packing and starting again in a new community – it was quite overwhelming!
The process went amazingly smoothly with the assistance of one of the REALTORS® from The Gardner Group at RE/MAX North Professionals. Lauren Gaffney Cohen, our REALTOR®, was there for us, every step of the way. She provided us with advice, patience, and support as she navigated the waters of selling, packing and relocating. Not only was she instrumental in the marketing and successful sale of our home, but she was also the facilitator in purchasing a new build. She was very helpful and creative as we pondered alterations to the original floor plan of our new home. One of the things I liked best about working with Lauren was her timeliness in responding to our questions. If she did not know an answer at first, she promptly would find out the answer, and respond to us. She did a great job, explaining the sequence of the sale and the rationale behind the steps.
I highly recommend working with Lauren, and The Gardner Group team at RE/MAX North Professionals.”
“Rich and Natalie were excellent to work with! They were incredibly kind and responsive as we navigated each step of our move from out of state to Vermont with two little kids. They went out of their way many times to make the process smooth and easy. We were continually impressed by their attention to detail, vast knowledge and helpful advice at each step. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.” -Ashley & Ben purchased in Williston 2021
“Natalie was amazing! We’re both organized people but Natalie was even more so! She kept track of all the paperwork and important deadlines with ease. Natalie was fun to work with and super responsive to every text, phone call or email throughout the months-long process of buying our home. We highly recommend Natalie!” -Mark and Keely purchased in Montpelier 2020
“I want to thank Charlotte for all you did for us in the successful selling of our home. I don’t know how we would have done it without you! You went way out of your way to handle all the extra details, no one else would have considered it, but you thought of and accomplished everything. Thank you Charlotte Gardner!
Working with Lauren and her team was a dream. We were working through the difficulties of purchasing a home from afar, and Lauren ensured we received prompt and friendly attention for every step of the process, she truly didn’t miss a beat. It made us feel as if we were present for the process despite not being there. I’ve been through many home buying/real estate transactions. My experience with Lauren is what I’d call the gold standard of customer care. She is extremely knowledgeable of her area, well versed in the details of her market, well connected to partners in the community, and always prompt to respond. I have, without hesitation, recommended her to several friends and she has provided the same outstanding experience to them as well.
Lauren was terrific! I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She was very knowledgeable and supportive as well. We appreciate all of her help in getting our home sold.Great work ??
Second Time using Rich and his team. Once again they went the extra mile to ensure our transaction went smooth and seamless. Would use Rich again if I ever had any real estate transactions in Vermont!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Amanda! This was the second house that I have purchased, but the first in many years. Amanda was responsive and a true advocate for me the whole process. She even came to the closing, not because she had to, but because she wanted to be a part of the process. If you are looking for a knowledge realtor, a wonderful person to work with, please ask for Amanda
Very knowledgeable, responsive and patient in what was a very difficult sale of our property. Rich was a pleasure to work with. If we were to sell another property would absolutely use Rich again.
Amanda was wonderful! Great sense of humor and a vast knowledge about real estate. She helped my boyfriend and I buy our home. She stood in our corner and gave honest and helpful advice when it came to negotiation. So happy we got to work with her!
We had the fortune of working with Rich on the original purchase of our condo and the sale. Rich is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and responsive. He takes the time to gain a genuine understanding of his clients wants and needs and truly has their best interests at heart. He also has a great team behind the scenes. We would definitely recommend him for any realtor needs!